Scholarships in ECE

Through the generous contributions of our donors, five scholarships have been established for graduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Two of the scholarships will be awarded in the Fall Session and three of the scholarships will be awarded in the Winter Session. Please review the eligibility requirements and application procedures for each scholarship.

(Fall 1) Viola Carless Smith Research Fellowship in Electrical Engineering

  • At least one fellowship will be awarded annually.
  • Recipients will be graduate students in the field of Electronics or Computer Hardware who demonstrate good academic ability and significant financial need.
  • Recipients must also be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
  • Priority will be given to Ph.D. students who are beyond their funding period (i.e., in year 5 or greater of program registration).
  • The application package must include a cover letter from the student (to address their specific qualifications for the fellowship), a letter of support from the research supervisor, the U of T transcript (ACORN printout), curriculum vitae, and a completed Financial Need Assessment Form.
  • Students must submit their cover letter, transcript, curriculum vitae, and Financial Need Assessment Form as one scanned PDF file to janine.harper@utoronto.ca by August 15 (or the next business day if the 15th falls on a weekend). The supervisor must also submit their letter of support directly to janine.harper@utoronto.ca, also by August 15 (or the next business day if the 15th falls on a weekend).

(Fall 2) V. L. Henderson and M. Bassett Research Fellowship in Electrical Engineering

  • At least one fellowship will be awarded annually.
  • Recipients will be graduate students in the field of Electrical Engineering who demonstrate good academic ability and significant financial need.
  • Recipients must also be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
  • Priority will be given to Ph.D. students who are beyond their funding period (i.e., in year 5 or greater of program registration).
  • The application package must include a cover letter from the student (to address their specific qualifications for the fellowship), a letter of support from the research supervisor, the U of T transcript (ACORN printout), curriculum vitae, and a completed Financial Need Assessment Form.
  • Students must submit their cover letter, transcript, curriculum vitae, and Financial Need Assessment Form as one scanned PDF file to janine.harper@utoronto.ca by August 15 (or the next business day if the 15th falls on a weekend). The supervisor must submit their letter of support directly to janine.harper@utoronto.ca, also by August 15 (or the next business day if the 15th falls on a weekend).

(Winter 1) Ewing Rae Graduate Scholarship

  • At least one scholarship will be awarded annually.
  • Recipients will be graduate students in the field of Electrical Engineering who demonstrate high academic achievement, as well as the intention to work or conduct further study in Canada.
  • Recipients must also demonstrate significant financial need.
  • Priority will be given to Ph.D. students who are beyond their funding period (i.e., in year 5 or greater of program registration).
  • The application package must include a cover letter from the student (to address their specific qualifications for the scholarship), a letter of support from the research supervisor, the U of T transcript (ACORN printout), curriculum vitae, and a completed Financial Need Assessment Form.
    • Please note that although the Financial Need Assessment Form implies otherwise, there is no citizenship requirement for the Ewing Rae Scholarship. International students are eligible to apply.
  • Students must submit their cover letter, transcript, curriculum vitae, and Financial Need Assessment Form as one scanned PDF file to janine.harper@utoronto.ca by January 15 (or the next business day if the 15th falls on a weekend). The supervisor must submit their letter of support directly to janine.harper@utoronto.ca, also by January 15 (or the next business day if the 15th falls on a weekend).

(Winter 2) Allen Yen Scholarship

  • At least one scholarship will be awarded annually.
  • Recipients will be graduate students in the field of Electrical Engineering who demonstrate high academic achievement and significant financial need.
  • Recipients must also be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
  • Priority will be given to Ph.D. students who are beyond their funding period (i.e., in year 5 or greater of program registration).
  • The application package must include a cover letter from the student (to address their specific qualifications for the scholarship), a letter of support from the research supervisor, the U of T transcript (ACORN printout), curriculum vitae, and a completed Financial Need Assessment Form.
  • Students must submit their cover letter, transcript, curriculum vitae, and Financial Need Assessment Form as one scanned PDF file to janine.harper@utoronto.ca by January 15 (or the next business day if the 15th falls on a weekend). The supervisor must submit their letter of support directly to janine.harper@utoronto.ca, also by January 15 (or the next business day if the 15th falls on a weekend).

(Winter 3) Czeslaw and Irene Klawe Scholarship

  • At least one scholarship will be awarded annually.
  • Recipients will be graduate students in the field of Electrical or Computer Engineering who demonstrate high academic achievement and financial need.
  • Preference will be given to students of Polish heritage.
  • Ph.D. students who are beyond their funding period (i.e., in year 5 or greater of program registration) are eligible for the scholarship.
  • The application package must include a cover letter from the student (to address their specific qualifications for the scholarship), a letter of support from the research supervisor, the U of T transcript (ACORN printout), curriculum vitae, and a completed Financial Need Assessment Form.
    • Please note that although the Financial Need Assessment Form implies otherwise, there is no citizenship requirement for the Klawe Scholarship. International students are eligible to apply.
  • Students must submit their cover letter, transcript, curriculum vitae, and Financial Need Assessment Form as one scanned PDF file to janine.harper@utoronto.ca by January 15 (or the next business day if the 15th falls on a weekend). The supervisor must submit their letter of support directly to janine.harper@utoronto.ca, also by January 15 (or the next business day if the 15th falls on a weekend).